Power 5 Player of the Week - Wade Taylor (Texas A&M)
It never fails the Texas A&M Aggies are going to have a stretch where they look like a last-place team in the SEC only to magically figure it out and finish in the top half of the league. The Aggies are currently going through that stretch right now as they have lost 3 out of their last 4 games with the only win coming against DePaul. Texas A&M may not be winning now but they have one of the best point guards in the game in Wade Taylor IV and in his only game of the week he had a career day.
In a loss to Houston the star guard had one of the best games of his career. He scored 34 points on 10-22 shooting, made 6 threes, and was 8-9 from the free throw line. In addition to the points the point guard had 3 rebounds and 4 assists. It was not the highest assist game for him or the highest rebound game he has ever had but that is what makes Taylor IV so good. He has the ability to score tons of points but he can also have very high assist games and very high rebound games.
He is the most important player for the Aggies. Texas A&M only lost to Houston by 4 and it was Taylor IV and his performance that kept them in the game. Taylor IV is likely going to be an All American this year and will see himself as the winner of this award a few more times before the season ends.
Even though the Aggies lost, Taylor was great. He is likely going to have a lot more games where he scores a ton of points especially when the Aggies get into conference play. It may have only been one game but the Aggies star stood out above the rest. He only scored 34 points against one of the best teams in the country and against arguably the best defensive team in the country. Congratulations to Wade and the Aggies program.